As a redheaded runner and former swim instructor, one thing I know is tan lines. From the “swimmer’s T” on the back, to ghostly running sock tan lines, Kona Tanning products have your tan lines…covered. My favorite fix for sock tan lines is the Gradual Tanner, because of a few reasons:
1. Athletes often have uneven skin on their feet, so a mild, controlled build of color is best for keeping consistent coverage. Over a few days, I’m able to gradually build up my feet to match my legs, and at my own pace – in the comfort of my own home. Gradual Tanners are perfect for sunless tanning beginners, or for those with extreme paleness in their genes (Hi!), since the color isn’t as intense as a spray.
2. Kona’s Gradual Tanner is super moisturizing, and I have a tattoo on my feet that gets dull when my skin is dry, particularly the part of my tattoo that’s covered by my socks. With every color of the rainbow present (one great thing about pale skin…tattoo artists love working on you!), I love when my tattoos are bright and rich with color. After I shower, I apply Gradual Tanner all over my feet, avoiding the bottoms, and I work the lotion up to my sock tan. Within 2-3 applications, I’ve made a match, so I switch to applying every other day to maintain. Applying this lotion makes my entire house smell yummy, and my feet are no longer causing a glare!
3. It looks real – really. The undertones in the Gradual Tanner were fine-tuned to work wonders on all skin tones. Since I’m a redhead, any orange tint would stand out on me like a sore thumb, whereas darker complected tanners don’t have this burden. I’ve been using the Gradual Tanner since it launched more than five years ago, and I’ve never seen a smidgen of orange tint – not even on my “pale-as-the-day-is-long” pasty feet!
Runners: If this article helped convince just one of you to reveal those pasty feet to the world, I feel I’ve helped a fellow comrade. Do you have questions? Ask us below! And, for a limited time, use coupon code ‘KONAGLOW’ to receive free shipping on all Gradual Tanner orders at konatanningcompany.com.